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Zurich NA Risk Engineering Specialist-Energy in British Columbia, British Columbia

Risk Engineering Specialist-Energy


The Opportunity

Are you looking for a caring, collaborative, values-driven workplace with inspiring teammates and leaders? Do you have the ambition and desire to be the best and thrive at the most impactful global insurance provider in the world? Look no further than Zurich Canada.

If you have experience in Risk Engineering space with mining and are looking for a new challenge, we would love to hear from you.

Coordinates service programs for large, local account programs, and provides risk assessment and risk improvement services for customers and business partners to meet the appropriate risk standards within a specific complex / high risk industry segment, or a hazard or loss control technology requiring highly specialized expertise, or for international programs. Helps develop and maintain long-term customer relationships. Acts as a mentor/resource to other risk engineers in the coordination of services or the delivery of risk assessment and risk improvement services to customers and business partners. The provision of comprehensive risk insight is often for multiple lines or specialized industries of business and for global market and globally managed relationship customers. The Risk Engineering Specialist is expected to have already achieved a Qualified-to-Perform level in the relevant Lines of Business, specialist areas of knowledge or specific Industry as defined in Risk Engineering’s Q2P standards.

What you will do:

Assesses the quality of complex risks, mainly for key/strategic assets, as described in the Risk Engineering Q2P Standard(s) and related competency level.

Risk assessments frequently cross applicable lines of business or industries and include desk top assessments and reviews of assessments from Zurich Risk Engineers or other approved sources.

Assesses loss potentials in accordance with agreed definitions.

Develops Customer Service Plan for coordinated accounts that drive efficient field service.

Ensures the delivery and quality of services to the account by Zurich Risk Engineering as well as ensures consistency of assessments, risk improvement advice, reporting and time & expense management across the account.

Communicates effectively with field risk engineers and nurtures relationships with industry partners such as brokers, industry consultants, professional organizations, and approval authorities.

Supports external customers by identifying, assessing and reducing the risks that their key / strategic assets face and on an overall account basis.

Provides basic risk benchmarking services and account-wide risk improvement programs for the account.

Provides expert advice on risk management issues to internal business partners and external customers by being a strategic partner to the customer’s Risk Manager and by providing extensive risk insights.

Acts as an expert and mentor within the Network on matters relating to Risk Engineering assessments and to the coordination of service programs.

Explores new service area opportunities, develops new lines of business or customer services and identifies areas for cross-selling.

Meets realistic expectations of customers and Underwriting.

Manages change within the account by keeping in close contact with customer management and business partners, reviewing new projects and plans for change.

Responsible for conducting cost estimations (bundled and unbundled) and budget controls of the account Demonstrates a profound understanding of the RE network, functions, procedures and responsibilities.

What you bring to the table:

Job Qualifications


Bachelor's Degree and 8 or more years of experience in the Risk Engineering area related to mining.


High School Diploma or Equivalent and 10 or more years of experience in the Risk Engineering area mining.


Zurich Certified Apprentice, including an Associates degree and 8 or more years of experience in the Risk Engineering area mining


Knowledge of exposures, controls and best practice risk improvement


People management experience

We also offer you the opportunity to work with:

A people first organization, with a focus on diversity and inclusion – we encourage you to bring your real self to work.

An organization that values your input and strives to put our employees in a position to make an impact.

A collaborative culture where thought diversity is valued.

A global organization with a rich, long-standing history.

Our Culture:

At Zurich, we are proud of our culture. We are passionate about Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Belonging (DEIB). We want you to bring your whole self to work, and we want our employees to be reflective of the communities in which we live and work. Our DIEB initiatives are creating an environment where everyone feels welcome.

We have a collaborative culture where diversity of thought is valued. We value your input and strive to give our employees the tools they need to make an impact.

We care about our employees’ well-being and offer a comprehensive health/benefits plan with varying levels of coverage to suit your specific needs and a competitive total compensation package.

We understand how important it is to rest, recharge and do the things you love. At Zurich, all employees receive a minimum of four weeks of vacation per year to do just that.

We also understand that employees require time off for personal reasons. Maybe you have an appointment during a workday, a cultural or religious holiday you would like to observe, or you need time off to focus on your mental health. Zurich employees receive four personal days per year to be used at their discretion.

We are committed to continuous improvement, and offer access to a comprehensive range of training and development opportunities.

We care about our communities. Our communities are where our customers, people, and shareholders live and work. While we can be proud of the contribution to society Zurich makes through our core business of insurance, we must also give back to our communities through our talent, time and resources.

We have won numerous awards for our workplace culture. We are proud to be one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers and to have received Insurance Business Canada’s 5-Star Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award.

Make a difference. Be challenged. Be inspired. Be supported. Love what you do. Work for us. 

About Us

Zurich Canada is part of the Zurich Insurance Group, a multi-line insurer with approximately 55,000 employees worldwide serving customers in global and local markets. Zurich Canada has been a leading insurance provider serving mid-sized and large companies, including multinational corporations, in the Canadian commercial market for 100 years. With over 500 employees in offices across the country, Zurich offers the global strength of a top insurance provider combined with in-depth knowledge of industries and local markets. Zurich Canada aspires to be risk management professionals’ first choice as their premier partner to help meet the risk challenges of today and tomorrow. Read more at www.zurichcanada.com.

A future with Zurich

Now is the time to move forward and make a difference. At Zurich, we want you to share your unique perspectives, experiences and ideas so we can grow and drive sustainable change together. As part of a leading global organization, Zurich North America has over 148 years of experience managing risk and supporting resilience. We are a leading provider of commercial property-casualty insurance solutions and a wide range of risk management products and services for businesses and individuals. Today, we serve more than 25 industries, from agriculture to technology and insure 90% of the Fortune 500®. Our growth strategy is not limited to our business. As an employer, Zurich strives to provide ongoing career development opportunities and foster an environment where voices are diverse, behaviors are inclusive, actions drive equity, and our people feel a sense of belonging. Be a part of the next evolution of the insurance industry. Join us in building a brighter future for our people, our customers and the communities we serve.

As a global company, Zurich recognizes the diversity of our workforce as an asset. We recruit talented people from a variety of backgrounds with unique perspectives that are truly welcome here. Taken together, diversity and inclusion bring us closer to our common goal: exceeding our customers’ expectations. Zurich is committed to providing a diverse, inclusive and barrier-free environment resulting in an accessible organization for employees, customers, and other parties who interact with, or on behalf of, Zurich. We strive to achieve a workplace free of discrimination of all forms, including discrimination on the basis of physical or mental disability, or medical condition. If you are interested in a job opportunity, please advise if you require an accommodation, so we can work with you to provide a more accessible process.

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